I recently attended a lecture on driving safely and accident awareness held at our school and it was highlighted how important it is to always drive with in the speed limit and fully alert and good stopping distances between cars and minimal distractions. A lot of accidents are caused and sadly those doing the right things are often involved by another car going into them through drink driving or drugs and driving which is on the rise in Austrlalia. And the biggest rise for causes for crashes is distraction usually mobile phones either in conversation, texting whilst driving or changing the music on the phone. So please be mindful so we can reduce the death toll on our roads.

Posted anonymously, 8th September 2014

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  • I agree – I attended a defensive driving course a number of years ago and it is certainly an eye opener (even for someone who has always considered myself very cautious – I still gained quite a lot)


  • so great to read


  • reading these stories are great


  • it a a great and exellent story


  • I am always disappointed in the number of people that use mobile phones while driving; they do it openly. It is dangerous and inconsiderate; surely a telephone call can wait!!


  • My husband is a police officer and hes works on the highways(yes the dreaded highway patrol).
    I still get shocked with some of the things he tells me, like P plater driving at 145km in a 100km zone while talking on his mobile phone and thinks its ok because no one else was on the road and it was only him in the car, and he had to tell his mum he was running late with her car.
    Yeah right ok mate no its not ok, its my husband who has to knock on your parents door and tell them you have been in a car accident.
    Sorry for the rant just really annoys me.


  • Yes, you are right with your comments – laws against mobile phones, yet some don’t seem to care.


  • I’m always on the lookout for distracted drivers!


  • I hate people on mobile phones as that is what happened to us when a person was to busy on their phone ran a stop sign and wipped us out

    • Poor you how terrible. I hope you are all ok. It was completely unavoidable as if they were paying attention on the road that would not have happened.


  • My son is a learner driver and I try to emphasise the need to give 100% attention to driving. Think I’ll be a nervous wreck when gets his license.

    • Good on you for reinforcing this with your son!


  • I never use my mobile while driving, but my kids are pretty distracting!


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